Art at Richmond Park Academy gives students the opportunity to explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. They work with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. They learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made. Students are encouraged to reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning.
Art and Design is a popular choice for students in GCSE. The GCSE course encourages an adventurous and enquiring approach to art and design. They learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, working creatively and intelligently.
The school currently holds the Artsmark Award.
Key Stage 3
In Key Stage 3, students have one hour long lesson per week. They have the opportunities to explore a broad range of media and techniques and are exposed to Art from across times and cultures. Students will work with a broad range of materials such as paints, charcoal, graphite and oil pastels to produce both figurative and abstract work and will study a range of artists relating to the topics.
The students study the following units:
Key Stage 4
GCSE in Art & Design
Ms M Cronin - Subject Leader
Ms A Eastham
Ms T Perry
Ms J Torres - Art and Food Technician